What does Bowel mean?

Bowel meaning in General Dictionary

to get the bowels of to eviscerate to disembowel

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  • the the main alimentary channel amongst the belly therefore the anus
  • one of many intestines of an animal; an entrail, particularly of guy; an instinct; -- generally speaking used in the plural.
  • therefore, figuratively: the inner section of anything; as, the bowels regarding the earth.
  • The chair of pity or kindness. Ergo: pain; compassion.
  • Offspring.
  • to obtain the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

Bowel meaning in Medical Dictionary

the little and large bowel.


Bowel meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from Old French boele "intestines, bowels, innards" (12c., Modern French boyau), from Medieval Latin botellus "little intestine," initially "sausage," diminutive of botulus "sausage," a word lent from Oscan-Umbrian, from PIE *gwet-/*geut- "intestine" (cognates: Latin guttur "throat," Old English cwi


Bowel meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) One of many intestines of an animal; an entrail, specifically of man; a gut; -- generally found in the plural.

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  • (letter.) For this reason, figuratively: The interior element of something; as, the bowels of the earth.
  • (n.) The chair of pity or kindness. Thus: Tenderness; compassion.
  • (letter.) Offspring.
  • (v. t.) To take out the bowels of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

Sentence Examples with the word Bowel

Their aperient action is dependent upon the minimum of irritation of the bowel, and is exercised by their abstraction from the blood of water, which passes into the bowel to act as a diluent of the salt.

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